We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.
2454 North McMullen Booth Road,
Clearwater, FL 33759
Phone: (727) 474-3768
Fax: (727) 754-5913
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Mon - Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun - Sun: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Right now, new birds and strange new behaviors are being seen all over Florida's backyards. No, these aren't new birds species, they're Florida's young and hungry wild birds, fresh from the nest and ready to eat!
Many of Florida's wild bird parents show their fledglings where to find food and how to eat from feeders. But how do you know if it is an adult or this year’s offspring? It's not always easy to tell. As a matter of fact, sometimes it's nearly impossible. Here are some clues to look and listen for at your wild bird feeders.
Watch for one or more wild birds closely following or outright chasing a parent. This often occurs in the first two weeks after leaving the nest.
When hungry, many fledglings harass their parents with an incessant "feed me." These can be single or double noted calls that sound like squeaks or chip notes. Chickadees and goldfinches are notorious for incessant feeding chatter.
A fledgling may beg with its mouth open toward the parent. A juvenile may also move its head side to side and flutter its wings to get its parents' attention. We've all been there, haven't we?
Fledglings are still growing out their feathers so they can appear very mottled or slightly fuzzy. There are often spots or streaks on the head, back, breast and/or flanks until the feathers are fully grown.
Tail feathers are usually the last to fully grow. Young wild birds' tail feathers can appear very short or it can look like a bird has no tail.
WBU Feeders and Seed Options
WBU Dinner Bell Feeder
WBU Drip or Mist Bird Bath